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Battlefield’s seasonal skins leave fans feeling less than joyful


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On December 2nd, 2021, two new skins were released into Battlefield 2042 in error. While these sorts of mistakes still often leave fans excited for what’s to come. In this case, it seems most Battlefield fans were just left angry. Again.

On the Battlefield Twitter and subreddit pages, many fans have voiced their concerns about the fun and quirky Christmas skins as they feel DICE is trying to take BF2042 the way of more colorful and cartoonish games like Fortnite. Battlefield’s success, on the other hand, is based more in its realism. There is now a bit of online war raging on between those who welcome the new changes, and those who wish to stay true to Battlefield’s roots.

So what actually happened and what is the Battlefield Santa Skin?

Well, on December 2nd, 2021, Update #3 was rolled out to Battlefield 2042 on all platforms. As we reported at the time, the new update fixed a number of bugs, but was also rolled out in preparation of the new Weekly Missions coming to the game in the next few days. As a result of the update, some fans caught a sneak preview of two new holiday-themed Mission rewards.

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Webster’s “Great Outdoors” skin

The Father Winter skin is perhaps the most controversial of the two. A new fit for Pyotr “Boris” Guskovsky, the Santa-themed skin makes Boris’ beard bushier and almost completely white, as he dons a long red and white hooded robe. On the other hand, a new skin was also revealed for Webster Mackay, dressing him in an Australian style bush hat and a red flannel shirt. The skin, which some are referring to as a “cowboy skin”, is called Great Outdoors.

Battlefield’s official statement about the Santa skins